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The People's Game - Football, State and Society in East Germany (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R774
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The People's Game - Football, State and Society in East Germany (Paperback, New edition): Alan McDougall

The People's Game - Football, State and Society in East Germany (Paperback, New edition)

Alan McDougall

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Sport in East Germany is commonly associated with the systematic doping that helped to make the country an Olympic superpower. Football played little part in this controversial story. Yet, as a hugely popular activity that was deeply entwined in the social fabric, it exerted an influence that few institutions or pursuits could match. The People's Game examines the history of football from the interrelated perspectives of star players, fans, and ordinary citizens who played for fun. Using archival sources and interviews, it reveals football's fluid role in preserving and challenging communist hegemony. By repeatedly emphasising that GDR football was part of an international story, for example, through analysis of the 1974 World Cup finals, Alan McDougall shows how sport transcended the Iron Curtain. Through a study of the mass protests against the Stasi team, BFC, during the 1980s, he reveals football's role in foreshadowing the downfall of communism.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Alan McDougall
Dimensions: 228 x 151 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 378
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-64971-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > General
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 1-107-64971-4
Barcode: 9781107649712

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